In early December, the contractor completed installation of the bridge abutments on each side of the San Rafael Canal. With abutment work complete, the contractor is focused on replacing the bridge barrier located on the west side of the vehicle bridge. While on the surface this barrier may appear simple to install, the barrier requires a significant amount of effort to install steel rebar prior to placing concrete. The concrete barrier, and five-foot-wide sidewalk, will be installed in early January after which the contractor will shift the traffic lanes, again, before demolishing the bridge barrier on the east side of the vehicle bridge. The work is expected to be completed in spring, 2019.